So your edges have been leaving you for quite some time now and the thinning hair along your temples is becoming quite noticeable from across the room or noticeable only to you when you become brave enough to peep beneath whatever is covering your hairline. Receding hair is not fun. It can be embarrassing and steal your confidence. Thankfully, there are practical solutions you can try right now.
The world is watching the simile created by these two talented women from London, student photographer and fashion blogger, Dazhane Leah and Crystal Marcelle, Creative Director of Acure Mag and a Curls AuNaturel Brand Ambassador. Over a week ago, BBC Radio 5 In Short headline read , 'Flowers are just as beautiful as Afros', a message squeezing into the spotlight across social media outlets as multiple online magazines like Allure, The Fashion Spot, Buzzfeed and Mashable relay the message. With or without flowers, our hair is beautiful period.
These stunning images captured the hearts and eyes of our followers and dominated Don't Break the Comb's facebook page in the year 2015 as the most shared and/or linked natural hair styles and photography. Enjoy your browse through these hairstyles. Epic. Simple. Rest assured, you can never run out of hair style ideas this year. There are so many more on the page.
It's a new year! And it's time to fill your hair arsenal with effective products to help you reach your hair goals this year. We are on board that train with you. It's time to ditch the harsh shampoos and mineral oil-laden grease and butters that clog the pores. Maybe you'd like to try a new product line or get your child's hair care off to a great start. Either way, you can do both and possibly win a gift basket while you are at it. The holidays are over. We think it's time you get a reward.
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If your scalp is itchy, flaky, dotted with sores or has its own deforestation referred to as hair loss going on, it can pose a major problem. Your scalp is the source of each strand of hair on your head. Get a better scalp and the quality of your hair increases. Like everywhere else on the body, scalps need love, care and your undivided attention.
I've met the author of Horses in Her Hair, Jamaican born Rachel Manley, but onions in your hair??? Gross is probably your first reaction, but shock was mine. I had no idea people actually applied freshly prepared onion juice to their hair, so I did the research.
(You'll never look at onions the same way again. Click the link above for additional reading.)
I won't blabber on about the glories associated with onions and will get straight to the point. A study, conducted in Iraq at the Baghdad Teaching Hospital and published in the Journal of Dermatology in mid 2002, consisted of thirty eight Alopecia areata patients, who were split into two groups, one treated with onion juice and the other, regular tap water. For two months, twice a day, they were treated. In the onion juice group, hair re-growth occurred in two weeks in seventeen persons, and in four weeks, twenty people saw results, in comparison to their tap water counterparts who experienced hair growth eight weeks after. Talk about patience. Long live the onion! Despite its whacking smell it fights mini bald patches and scant hair.
The logic is that since sulfur makes up a huge portion of the hair, and other organs, onion is effective in treating it. Its geranium content helps circulate both blood and oxygen while it works to eliminate dandruff and bacteria and restore shine. Onion is your hair follicles’ friend because it is said to strengthen and rejuvenate the hair and clean and nourish the scalp.
There are several alternative onion juice/ paste recipes circulating the web and here are some of the following: (*Test a small portion on your wrist to see if you are allergic to onions!! Even better consult your health care provider/ hair dresser.)
Onion Treatments for Hair Growth
(Discover how easy it is to make onion juice as well as other natural alternatives to treating hair loss. Click the link above to find out more.)
Some of the content in these videos do not reflect the views of Don't Break the Comb and serve to provide our readers with information about onions and hair growth.
Just sitting down and talking to her, I felt embolden, strong and even daring. In June, she begged her mom for permission to shave the sides of her head and attended her prom with her sides faded, a hairstyle she saw, liked and went after, but now, that she is back in school, the same beloved style poses to be a problem.
She had never shaved her head before and quiet frankly, neither have I. And although it is the first time, it has rewarded her with both blessings and a whiplash of responses from her peers, especially the guys. Since the beginning of school she has rocked her Mohawk in a two strand braided bun. The style has made managing her head space so much easier: apply some hair oil, brush and she is out the door.
However, with the school rules bearing down her neck, she'll have to readjust her style and in the mean time, shoulder the taunts of the guys. One sat down right next to her as we spoke. He was very open with his opinion and told her that she looked like a boy and the only reason she should have hair that short was if she was sick with cancer, or if she has "niggery hair that can't push." The taunting went on and she sat there, young, rosy and content with herself and I, on the other hand, had to calm myself and the-things-I-wanted-to-say down . I simply told her that people will always respond to drastic change even if it is on someone else. I'm looking forward to her new growth and even with her faded sides, I know this growth began to happen the moment she shaved her sides.
Comment below: What's the most daring thing you've ever done to your hair?
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Rochelle, owner of Don’t Break the Comb, a Caribbean-based Natural Hair brand (St. Maarten). If you are new, welcome. If you’ve been following, thank you. If you’ve signed up, welcome to the family.
Don't Break the Comb, firstly, promotes the versatility and beauty of natural hair, presenting carefully-selected images to combat negativity, misrepresentation and fear regarding a black woman's natural hair.